Tinashe is not afraid to express her opinion. In a new interview with xoNecole, the outspoken singer speaks honestly on her views on racism in the music industry. “For me, I feel like I still have to represent the [Black] community," she says. "That has been what has been my struggle because people do feel like there is only room for one. There is a Beyoncé, there is a Rihanna, there is Zendaya, there is a Jourdan Dunn. There is a Black girl in all of these positions and we don’t need another one."
"It’s ridiculous because there are like a hundred blonde, white actresses and leading ladies," she continues. "There are a hundred rappers that all virtually look the same, sound the same and dress the same and no one cares. But for some reason, when it comes to young women, they want to pit them against each other. There can’t be room [for us all]. There can’t be five Black girls winning. It’s weird.”
Tinashe expresses that a win for one black girl is a win for everyone else. "[The] way I see it, obviously, is if a Black girl is winning–whether she is lightskin, darkskin, or any type of shade in-between, that should be a win for the Black community, period." Read the whole interview over at xoNecole and look out for Tinashe's highly-anticipated sophomore album Joyride that is scheduled to drop next year.